NORTH PLAINFIELD, NJ – The North Plainfield Professional Firefighters Local 2958 will host a free CPR Awareness Day on Saturday, Oct. 1 at Watchung Avenue Presbyterian Church. This no cost awareness day, which will be run by North Plainfield firefighters and EMTs, is open to residents of all ages looking to learn basic CPR.

"Every year, we look for a way to give back to the community that continuously supports us and this year we decided to focus on CPR,” said North Plainfield EMT Dee Wright. “Many people have expressed an interest is learning and a basic knowledge can truly mean the difference between life or death."

On CPR Awareness Day, hour-long classes in both English and Spanish will be held as follows: English classes will be offered from 9 to 10 a.m. and from noon to 1 p.m. while Spanish classes will be held from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. and again from 1 to 2 p.m. There is no cost to attend, however, please be advised that the program is geared toward awareness only and no certifications will be issued.

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“Most people who experience cardiac arrest at home, work or in public locations die because they don’t receive immediate CPR. Receiving CPR more than doubles a person’s chance of survival,” said Wright, adding, “We provide EMS coverage for both North Plainfield and Green Brook and even our fastest response times cannot beat the immediate initiation of CPR."

The North Plainfield Professional Firefighters Local 2958 CPR Awareness Day is free; preregistration is suggested and walk-in will be welcome, however, space is limited and open on a first come basis. For more information, or to preregister, email your name, contact number, class choice and number of attendees to NPFDCPR@gmail.com. Watchung Avenue Presbyterian Church is located at 170 Watchung Ave, North Plainfield NJ 07060.

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